On April 16th, 2020, Constance Marie Sernowski of Pelly, Saskatchewan, peacefully passed away after having celebrated her 80th birthday. Connie Martynuik was born on April 14th, 1940 on her parent’s farm in Norquay, Saskatchewan where she attended Westerlund Elementary School, Poelcapelle School, and then graduated from Norquay High School. Connie went on to pursue her Teacher’s College diploma in Saskatoon then taught in the Stenen district at Liverpool School. During her career she met her husband, Bill Sernowski and married him on May 22, 1960. Together they moved to Bill’s family farm in Pelly and started milking cows for cream to be shipped to Norquay. Later on they expanded to a small mixed farm and grew the operation into a large fluid milk and grain farm. Connie was a well known Holstein dairy farmer who was proud of her achievements winning many awards for her milk quality.
Connie was kind, compassionate and would often drive those who needed a way to attend Sunday Mass. She was devoted to her faith, and played an active role in the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Norquay, led the rosary and partook in the Parish Council. She was also known for providing a helping hand in decorating and cleaning the church for special occasions.
Connie had many pastimes such as, breadmaking, canning, gardening and collecting recipes to share with the family. She was very proud of her heritage and her farming history and she never truly never retired from this love. Connie was a dedicated, proud Baba and Grammie to her seven Grandchildren. She was adored by her godson, Dwayne Martynuik and the many nieces and nephews would often visit Auntie Connie’s farm, call or text her. Extended family members were always embraced with plenty of comforting Ukrainian food.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband Bill Sernowski at the Pelly Ukrainian Catholic cemetery. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Pearl Martynuik , brother Dennis (Louise) Paul ( Joyce) Martynuik and sister Joanne (Bob) Bourdages. She is survived by her sisters Deona ( Andy ) Serna , Theresa (Ian- deceased) Massey, her children Ron (Bonnie) , Robert ( Dina), Loretta, Loreen, and Benita (Don) Gurski as well as grandchildren Zoey, Mackenzie, Kennedy, Ryan, Hannah, Mila and Sasha.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Constance's memory to the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Box 37, Norquay, SK, S0A 2V0
Services will be live streamed from this page on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10:30 am. You may access it by going to Andrychuk Funeral Facebook directly, or by clicking on the Facebook icon on Andrychuk Funeral Home's homepage or by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/andrychukfuneralhome/?modal=admin_todo_tour You do not require a Facebook account to participate.
Order of Service
Murray Chutskoff - Acoustic Guitar: Tune from "If I Die Young"
Father Warren - Parastas Service
Song - "The River" A song Mom picked!
Loreen Sernowski - Eulogy
Song -"You are my Sunshine"
Loretta Sernowski- A poem mom picked: "The Plan of the Master Weaver"